|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||51° 32' 5'' North , 9° 28' 34'' West|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||51.53472,-9.47611|
|Other regions containing this locality:||Ireland (island)|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
Irish grid ref: V978323
An MHTI field trip to the site in August 2005 surveyed the area and determined that there were no accessible underground workings.
Presently (26th July 2009), the adit drive is still visible albeit overgrown and draining water. However it is collapsed in two places along its path and the lowest shaft is caved in.
Behind the main spoil heap there is a second open shaft, however it is rubbish filled.
At the top of the hill at the bend in the road there is a capped shaft which is fenced off.
The spoil heap contains the best example of regional Cu mineralization. The site should also be noted for well formed tetrahedrite (primary ore) crystals albeit largely micro in nature.
22 valid minerals. 1 erroneous literature entry.
This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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323.2 - 358.9 Ma
|Paleozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Mississippian (323.2 - 358.9 Ma)
Lithology: Sedimentary rocks
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. 
358.9 - 382.7 Ma
|Old Red Sandstone|
Age: Late Devonian (358.9 - 382.7 Ma)
Description: continental molasse
Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3.